Victimization and trauma can have a profound impact on a person’s mental and physical wellbeing. Palomar is proud to partner with local experts to provide comprehensive care to help you heal.
Oklahoma City County Health Department
At Palomar, we will have public health nurses from the OKC-County Health Department that can provide services to our clients when needed, during regular business hours. The services provided are sexual health screenings, child and adult immunizations, and Family Planning Services (initial and annual well woman exams, birth control options, pregnancy testing and more.)
Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) – Coming Soon
SANEs are nurses with specialized education in providing forensic care for patients who have experienced sexual assault or abuse. SANEs are skilled in taking patient histories, assessing and treating trauma response and injury, collecting and managing evidence, providing the emotional and social support needed during a post-trauma evaluation and examination, documenting injury, and providing testimony required to compel such cases through the legal system.
At Palomar, we are proud to partner with the YWCA to provide SANE exams to victims when needed, during regular business hours.
Please call the YWCA Sexual Assault Hotline if you are in need of this service. It’s completely free. 405-943-7273
Strangulation is a very serious and potentially lethal form of abuse. Sometimes, it is not taken as seriously as it should. People might not even be aware that internal injuries have occurred and ignore symptoms directly caused by being strangled. It is important to note that symptoms might not be present initially. If you have experienced strangulation, you should see a physician as soon as possible, especially if you begin to experience any of the following:
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Facts about strangulation:
- In Oklahoma City, 68% of victim’s on-scene of domestics reported being strangled (OCPD, LAP 2015).
- If your partner has strangled you in the past, your risk of being killed is 7x higher.
- Strangulation is one of the most lethal forms of partner violence as unconsciousness may occur within seconds and death within minutes (Strangulation Institute, 2016)
- If you’ve been strangled, please seek immediate medical attention at your local hospital.
Other Medical Resources
Medical and Dental Clinics
To see a list of medical and dental clinics in Oklahoma, please visit the Oklahoma Charitable Clinic Association website.
Oklahoma County Pharmacy
Oklahoma County Pharmacy provides prescription medication at no cost to eligible residents of Oklahoma County. For more detailed information and to find out if you are eligible for services, call 405-713-1893 or visit the Oklahoma County Pharmacy webpage.
Palomar is proud to be collaborating with several community agencies that can provide therapy services. This includes but is not limited to: trauma services, mental and behavioral health, crisis intervention and substance abuse.
The YWCA provides numerous domestic violence and sexual assault services. At Palomar, YWCA staff is available to provide victim advocacy and crisis intervention. Additionally, they can provide individual trauma counseling, domestic violence support groups, and trauma focused parenting support groups.
Oklahoma City Indian Clinic (OKCIC)
At Palomar, the OKCIC serves as a liaison for Tribal/American Indian services and resources and can assist with linkage to services at their clinic. Additionally, OKCIC can provide trauma focused therapy, EMDR and case management to clients of Palomar who are in need of their services. At their main location, they also can provide:
- Wellness Center
- Behavioral Health
- Public Health
- Physical Therapy
Northcare is a Community Mental Health Center that provides the following Mental & Behavioral Health Services: adult trauma services, adult and children’s counseling, psychiatric care, and family therapy services. At Palomar, Northcare will provide on-call services to Palomar clients when needed for crisis intervention, therapy and trauma groups.
For information on other mental & substance abuse providers, visit the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services at https://ok.gov/odmhsas/
Oklahoma County Crisis Intervention Center 405-942-2300
Safeline: 1-800-522-SAFE (7233)
Suicide Prevention 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Veterans Crisis Line 1-800-273-8255 (press 1)